[aprssig] APRS balloon down in WV/MD/VA
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jun 8 10:33:20 EDT 2018
The KC8UCH-11 Balloon is down in an area equidistant from Cumberland, MD,
Haggerstown, MD and Winchester VA.
And a few miles west of Martinsburg.
It was launched in Canada and flew overnight.
This was a long distance balloon, I doubt the launch crew will come down
here looking for it.
So, a great DF hunt opportunity. My guess at the landing coordinates are
39N 32.0' and 78W 11.5'
And here is my plot of my prediction:
It was coming down going SE and headed right for a ridge line with the
land elevation rising. So I think the prediction should be pretty good
(except for whatever the wind was doing right on the ground as it was
going up and over that ridge?)
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